I am in the market for some nice headphones for computer/VDL use. I'm talking like $100 or under nice. I'm sure there are some really nice $250 sets that rock, but I can't break the bank so soon after Christmas (good thing my 3 kids [b]really[/b] love their Wii that Santa brought them) The JVCs I currently use were great back in the mid 1980s when I was an undergrad, but they are pretty well fried. Any recommendations on a nice set and where to snag a good price?
I am using some Sony Noise-Cancelling headphones. I have recommended them to a couple of my buddies but let them borrow mine for a while to try them out and they seemed to like them. Picked them up at Best Buy for right at $100. I use these all the time, but when I am just in between classes or just doing something quick, I use the phones that came with my iPod. They are not amazing, but they seem to have pretty good response to both the high and low end. I know that the Sony phones I have are not the best, but for the price and for what I am currently using them for, it was worth the price for me.
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about 15 years ago
Check out the AKG K-240's They are fairly common in recording studios (or at least that's what they've convinced us it true) - they are a smidgen over your $100 limit, but well worth it in my opinion. I own a pair that I used often until my wife got me some AKG 701's!
I paid about $150 at the time, and I thought I got a steal then... These are excellent at that price range.
Granted they aren't ";open";; they're ";closed"; cans. I dearly love my 595s, but when I need closed, I go to my 280's. These are the same as Tyler's recommendation. Try offering scitscat about $70 for them. They were on sale for *I think* $79... I bet they offer that. If not, you lose nothing...
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Thanks in advance.